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Lockheed Martin Awarded $3.1 Million Navy LANTIRN Support Equipment

ORLANDO, FL, February 17th, 1999 -- Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control has been awarded a $3.1 million contract by the U.S. Navy for support equipment necessary to maintain the LANTIRN targeting system used aboard the F-14 Tomcat Strike Fighter.

The LANTIRN system allows Navy pilots to pinpoint targets day or night from standoff ranges, and deliver conventional munitions and laser-guided weapons with great accuracy using an infrared sensor and a laser designator/range finder.

By integrating LANTIRN on the world's premier carrier-based fighter -- a process begun in 1996 -- the Navy has provided the venerable Tomcat a new strike mission, and multiplied the fleets? ability to carry out interdiction missions from the sea.

LANTIRN was developed by Lockheed Martin, which currently manufactures and helps maintain the system for the U.S. Navy and Air Force, and 11 allied nations.

With company headquarters located in Orlando, Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control is a world leader in electro-optics, smart munitions, anti armor and air defense systems. The company is an operating element of Lockheed Martin Electronics Sector, based in Bethesda, Maryland.

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